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Is Islam really a peaceful religion?

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Submitted by John Reinders (Canada), Oct 27, 2002 at 09:52

Hi Daniel,

Again, you have hit the nail on the head! Thank you again for your very insightful article. There is one thing I do not agree with you on though, that the religion of Islam is a religion of peace. I have to ask the question as others have, "What is the difference between "Militant Islam" and "Islam"? The following quote is from an article on "The Answering Islam Site", I believe the words speak for themselves......

"Islam is not a peaceful religion. But a threefold system, a religious, political and cultural ideology, with the goal to subjugate the world to itself"

I would love to see you do an article on the history of the Prophet "Muhammad". From everything I have read so far, he really was not that much different than what we see today within "Militant Islam". This blind hatred towards the Jewish people started with him, and continues to this day. Not to forget, that we in the West "as infidels" are also in their sights...

Whether one believes in God or not, I personally have a hard time believing that a loving God could be behind such ungodly vicious hatred. I do not see this hatred within true Judaism or Christianty, the Bible simply does not teach this kind of hatred, nor does it teach that it has to subjugate the world.

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